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Helen Shannon

July 13, 1910-Dec. 16, 2007

Detroit Lakes native Helen M. Shannon, 97, of Sturgis, Mich., died Sunday, December 16, 2007 at Sturgis Hospital.

Helen M. DeWitt was born the daughter of Irvin C. and Ethel Mae (Coats) DeWitt on July 13, 1910 in Detroit Lakes. Helen married Edward L. Shannon in Frazee, and they moved to Three Rivers, Mich., in 1952. Edward died on Sept. 12, 1992.

Helen was a homemaker who enjoyed cooking for her family and card playing. She and her husband were former members of St. Peters Lutheran Church in Three Rivers.

Helen is survived by her daughter, Joan (William) Kelley of Sturgis; three grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren.

Burial took place at Riverside Cemetery in Three Rivers. A memorial service will be held later. Memorials may be directed to the Activities Department at Thurston Woods in Sturgis, Mich.

Arrangements are being handled by the Eickhoff, Farrand, Halverson Chapel of Three Rivers. Online register and condolences may be sent to